Cutting Foam Board

Foam board is a material commonly used in the sign-making, graphic arts and point of sale industry. It’s lightweight but strong and easily cut with a knife.

When your project is registration-critical, has a complex cutting path, or you have higher volumes to cut, you probably don’t want to cut the job manually.

Our Zünd cutting machine is ideal for cutting foam board quickly and cleanly leaving lovely smooth edges, which look really professional.

Foam Board Cutting Services

Depending on the thickness, we’ll use one of our digital cutting tables to cut foam board. We may use a drag knife or an oscillating knife. Our Zünd machine automatically registers to your print under the watchful eye of an experienced operator for perfect contour cutting results.

Perhaps you work in set design, architecture or a similar industry and would like to design and make some props, mounts, architectural models or other items. Foam Board is the perfect material – it can be digitally cut to a shape of your choosing, even very large shapes are possible. We can register to your print, or if you prefer you can use unprinted board. You can draw the cutting paths using Adobe Illustrator or CAD software. Please contact us for more information.

Other Services we offer:

Cutting File Types We Can Work With:

DXF – a CAD data file format developed by Autodesk for enabling data exchange between AutoCAD and other programs.
CF2 – a CAD file saved in an open format, which may be recognised by multiple hardware devices and software programs.
PDF –  a vector drawing of lines, curves or other shapes which we can import into our Kasemake software.

Printing File Types:

If you are supplying artwork to be printed please download our artworking guide. If you’re printing and supplying us with printed sheets to be cut, you’ll need to know about our bleed requirements. You’ll find everything you need to know here:
Artwork Guidelines and Other Helpful Info

Waste Material & Offcuts

Disposal of offcuts and waste material is usually subject to additional charge. Please discuss with us at time of quoting.

Cutting and Creasing Tools

Our most frequently used Zund tools are listed below, however we also have a Kongsberg cutting table. The list is not exhaustive, please get in touch if you have any other questions.

  • Universal Cutting Tool (UCT) – a drag knife for cutting materials up to 5mm thick
  • Electric Oscilating Tool (EOT) – a high frequency oscillating tool for soft and medium-density materials
  • Electric Oscillating Tool 250 (EOT250) – a powerful tool with high-performance electric drive for processing thicker and harder materials
  • Pneumatic Oscillating Tool (POT) – a powerful oscillating tool with extended stroke for cutting tough, dense and thicker materials
  • V-Cut Tool (VCT) – a tool with 7 different cutting angles capable of producing complex structural designs from foamcore, honeycomb and other display materials and wall coverings such as acoustic felt
  • Creasing Tool Type 1 (CTT1) – a creasing tool suitable for single and double wall cardboard, with a adjustable pressure settings
  • Creasing Tool Type 2 (CTT2) – a creasing tool suitable for thinner materials such as carton, folding box board (FBB), polypropylene, transparent plastics
  • Universal Routing Tool